Together We Can Restore A Healthy Thriving Marine Environment

  • Over 2500 trees planted locally
  • Over 40 beach clean ups facilitated
  • Over 900 Students connected to their environment

Educational Programmes

Our aim is every young person in the Nelson/Tasman Region has the opportunity to meaningfully engage with their local aquatic spaces

Our Vision - Our community and treaty partners working together to restore a healthy, thriving marine environment in Tasman and Golden Bays to sustain connection, use, and enjoyment by present and future generations.

Ways You Can Help

Our Story

Nau mai haere mai ki Tasman Bay Guardians.

Founded in 2017 by Stew Robertson and Helen Forsey of Abel Tasman Eco Tours.  We are a group of passionate marine conservationists and educators dedicated to improving the health of the aquatic spaces of Te Tai o Aorere / Tasman Bay.

Our strategy engages the major environmental pressures on Tasman Bay, identifying stakeholders and potential solution pathways.

We follow the three facets of Conservation, Collaboration and Education.

From small projects such as cleanups, plantings, restorations and others we hope to achieve much greater things by creating positive interactions amongst the stakeholders in the marine space.

Our strategy considers the needs of manawhenua.We are actively involved in the world leading Sustainable Seas Science Challenge and have a mandate to lead the marine spatial management process for Te Tai o Aorere from the Nelson Biodiversity Strategy.

We work collaboratively with other conservation groups such as Mountains to Sea Trust, Sea Shepherd, Forest and Bird as well as stakeholders in various industries.

We love to explore rivers and seas, we want to share their magic with you.

We want to enjoy a healthy environment and leave a positive legacy for our children and we want the Te Tai o Aorere communities to thrive in the bounty of the seas.

Come in and enjoy our site. Nau mai haere mai.

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